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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AJ60 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: +Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would adopt specific rules for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) in the national airspace system. These changes would address the classification of small unmanned aircraft, certification of their pilots and visual observers, registration, approval of operations, and operational limits in order to increase the safety and efficiency of the national airspace system. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 44701    PL 112-95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Pubic Law 112-95, section 332(b) requires issuance of final rule 18 months after integration plan is submitted to Congress. Integration plan due Feb. 14, 2013.   08/14/2014 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2014 
Additional Information: Total estimated costs are $168.7M PV. Total estimated benefits are 342.8M PV (based on May 4, 2012 reg. eval. draft).
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Lance Nuckolls
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Phone:202-267-8447
Email: UAS-rule@faa.gov